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Africa

When going to the cinema becomes a political act

Suhaib Gasmelbari: Talking About Trees

SUDAN: What role can cinema play in democracy building?

Making the desert green

Jared P. Scott: The Great Green Wall

CLIMATE CHANGES: Musician Inna Modja travels along the 8000-kilometer route for Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall project, where a wall of trees will stretch across the continent.

This is how "Generation educated" becomes a reality

EDUCATION: Continued decline in international aid for education deprives half of all children in developing countries – about 800 million – of the education they need to secure meaningful work in the future.

I'm Julian

ASSANGE: Ultimately, it is about the right and moral duty to expose war crimes.

"It is 'you whites' who have created 'us blacks'"

Alain Mabanckou (editor): Penser et écrire l'Afrique aujourd'hui Seuil

AFRICAN FAITH FOR THE FUTURE: "It is false to strive for justice 'at home' if one constantly exploits 'over there'," writes one of the contributors in a new anthology about Africa.

Is peace in the Central African Republic?

: The parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic have signed a peace agreement. This is not the first time warring parties in the country have done just that, and it will hardly be the last.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the Louvre

: In the music video for the single "Apes ** t", the iconic pop idols challenge the expected way Africans have been seen throughout history. But the couple are not the first to choose the Louvre as a location to mark their own success.

Is the rhino's destiny inevitable?

: In southern Africa, a particularly vile and absurd war takes place – vile in its bestiality, absurd because it is based on old superstitions.

The power of mobilization

Lisa Mueller: Political Protest in Contemporary Africa

: Political opposition in Africa is led by middle-class individuals, while the poor gather in the streets.

Dictator country, hand in hand

: China's grip on Africa is tightening at record speed, while the country is blowing in UN sanctions against African dictators and war criminals.

International secrecy

: The world owes Africa money, and we know why. We even know the solutions. The only thing missing is a politician who will collect the victory, writes the Joint Council for Africa.

A modern view of Africa

Nic Cheeseman (ed.): Institutions and Democracy in Africa: How the Rules of the Game Shapes Political Developments

: The anthology presents 13 texts written by several renowned Africanists. Editor and Professor Nic Cheeseman succeeds in his goal of offering a new and modern understanding of the African state.